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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29685526/paediatric-magnetic-resonance-enterography-in-inflammatory-bowel-disease
#1
Mary-Louise C Greer
Paediatric magnetic resonance enterography (MRE) has been increasingly employed in the evaluation of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) in the past decade. This is in parallel with a global rise in paediatric-onset IBD, greater recognition of the hazards of ionizing radiation, especially in children, and improved treatment options. MRE is now the reference standard for assessing the small bowel in suspected or proven paediatric IBD, and is central to the diagnosis of Crohn's disease (CD), helping distinguish it from ulcerative colitis...
May 2018: European Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29668929/chromoendoscopy-for-dysplasia-surveillance-in-inflammatory-bowel-disease
#2
Ann D Flynn, John F Valentine
Long-standing ulcerative colitis (UC) and extensive Crohn's colitis confer increased risk for development of colorectal cancer. Screening and surveillance colonoscopy programs aim to identify, resect, or detect dysplasia or colorectal cancer. Dysplastic lesions can be removed by endoscopic resection and patients with unresectable lesions can be referred for colectomy at an earlier stage, with the goal of reducing overall morbidity and mortality from colorectal cancer. Surveillance colonoscopy for patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is endorsed by multiple specialty societies...
April 13, 2018: Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29668922/circulating-and-fecal-micrornas-as-biomarkers-for-inflammatory-bowel-diseases
#3
Katharina Schönauen, Nha Le, Ulrike von Arnim, Christian Schulz, Peter Malfertheiner, Alexander Link
Background: Assessment of the disease activity in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is essential for adequate treatment management and reliable noninvasive biomarkers for verification of mucosal healing are still needed. MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are differentially expressed in IBD and cancer. We aimed to evaluate the potential of circulating and fecal miRNAs as diagnostic biomarkers for IBD. Methods: In this proof-of-principle study we used 2 independent patient cohorts...
April 12, 2018: Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29662538/the-accuracy-of-intestinal-ultrasound-compared-with-small-bowel-capsule-endoscopy-in-assessment-of-suspected-crohn-s-disease-in-patients-with-negative-ileocolonoscopy
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Dan Carter, Lior H Katz, Eytan Bardan, Eti Salomon, Shulamit Goldstein, Shomron Ben Horin, Uri Kopylov, Rami Eliakim
Background: Small bowel involvement in Crohn's disease (CD) is frequently proximal to the ileocecal valve and inaccessible by conventional ileocolonoscopy (IC). Small bowel capsule endoscopy (SBCE) is among the prime modalities for assessment of small bowel disease in these patients. Intestinal ultrasound (IUS) is an accurate bedside fast and low-cost diagnostic modality utilized in CD for both diagnosis and monitoring. The aim of this study was to examine the accuracy of IUS in patients with suspected CD after a negative IC, and to evaluate the correlation of IUS with SBCE, inflammatory biomarkers and other cross-sectional imaging techniques...
2018: Therapeutic Advances in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29657828/an-objective-in-vivo-diagnostic-method-for-inflammatory-bowel-disease
#5
Sophie C Payne, Robert K Shepherd, Alicia Sedo, James B Fallon, John B Furness
Inflammatory damage to the bowel, as occurs in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), is debilitating to patients. In both patients and animal experimental models, histological analyses of biopsies and endoscopic examinations are used to evaluate the disease state. However, such measurements often have delays and are invasive, while endoscopy is not quantitatively objective. Therefore, a real-time quantitative method to assess compromised mucosal barrier function is advantageous. We investigated the correlation of in vivo changes in electrical transmural impedance with histological measures of inflammation...
March 2018: Royal Society Open Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29648663/incidence-and-classification-of-postcolonoscopy-colorectal-cancers-in-inflammatory-bowel-disease-a-dutch-population-based-cohort-study
#6
Dion S J Wintjens, Roel M M Bogie, Tim R A van den Heuvel, Chantal M C le Clercq, Liekele E Oostenbrug, Mariëlle J L Romberg-Camps, Jan-Willem Straathof, Laurents P S Stassen, Ad A M Masclee, Daisy M A E Jonkers, Silvia Sanduleanu-Dascalescu, Marie J Pierik
Background and Aims: Patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) colitis are at increased risk for colorectal cancer (CRC). We examined the proportion and most likely aetiology of potentially preventable postcolonoscopy CRCs (PCCRCs) in a population-based cohort. Furthermore, adherence to IBD surveillance guidelines was evaluated in both PCCRCs and the remainder of prevalent CRCs. Methods: All IBD patients diagnosed from 1991 to 2011 in the South Limburg region of The Netherlands (i...
April 10, 2018: Journal of Crohn's & Colitis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29644509/applications-of-colon-capsule-endoscopy
#7
REVIEW
Shabana F Pasha
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This is a review of colon capsule endoscopy (CCE) with a focus on its recent developments, technological improvements, and current and potential future indications. RECENT FINDINGS: Based on the current literature, CCE II demonstrates comparable polyp detection rates as optical colonoscopy and CT colonography, and improved cost-effectiveness. The main limitation to patient acceptance is the requirement of a rigorous bowel preparation. Preliminary studies show good correlation between CCE and optical colonoscopy for assessment of colonic disease activity in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)...
April 12, 2018: Current Gastroenterology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29610757/the-subtypes-of-microscopic-colitis-from-a-pathologist-s-perspective-past-present-and-future
#8
Peter Johan Heiberg Engel, Anne-Marie Kanstrup Fiehn, Lars Kristian Munck, Martin Kristensson
Microscopic colitis (MC) is a chronic inflammatory bowel disease, encompassing a triad of chronic diarrhea, normal endoscopy and characteristic histological findings. MC embraces two histological subtypes described as lymphocytic colitis (LC) and collagenous colitis (CC). The diagnostic criteria of MC were established several years ago and the histological description of LC and CC was based almost exclusively on heamatoxylin-eosin (HE) stained sections. Since the establishment of the diagnostic criteria, important changes have occurred in the concept and diagnostic methods of MC: the emergence of the entity "microscopic colitis incomplete" (MCi), comprising collagenous colitis incomplete (CCi) and lymphocytic colitis incomplete (LCi) and pathologists' increasing use of special stains in everyday diagnostics...
February 2018: Annals of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29610731/microscopic-colitis-microbiome-barrier-function-and-associated-diseases
#9
REVIEW
Saskia van Hemert, Karolina Skonieczna-Żydecka, Igor Loniewski, Piotr Szredzki, Wojciech Marlicz
Microscopic colitis (MC) is a chronic inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) with little in terms of endoscopic abnormalities and is frequently associated with other autoimmune diseases. The peak incidence of the disease is in middle aged or older populations, mostly females. The pathogenesis of MC is complex, multifactorial and poorly understood. Current concepts revolve around innate immunity or microbiome alterations as well as gut barrier dysfunction, all of which lead to the development of subtle inflammatory lesions in gut mucosa...
February 2018: Annals of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29608662/development-of-reliable-valid-and-responsive-scoring-systems-for-endoscopy-and-histology-in-animal-models-for-inflammatory-bowel-disease
#10
Pim J Koelink, Manon E Wildenberg, Larry W Stitt, Brian G Feagan, Martin Koldijk, Angélique B van 't Wout, Raja Atreya, Michael Vieth, Johannan F Brandse, Suzanne Duijst, Anje A Te Velde, Geert R A M D'Haens, Barrett G Levesque, Gijs R van den Brink
Background and Aims: Although several endoscopic and histopathologic indices are available to evaluate severity of inflammation in mouse models of colitis, the reliability of these scoring instruments is unknown. Our aim was to evaluate the reliability of the individual items in the existing indices and develop new scoring systems by selection of the most reliable index items. Methods: Two observers scored the histological slides (n=224) and endoscopy videos (n=201) from treated and untreated Interleukin(IL)-10 knock-out and T-cell transferred SCID mice...
March 28, 2018: Journal of Crohn's & Colitis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29607052/changing-nationwide-trends-in-endoscopic-medical-and-surgical-admissions-for-inflammatory-bowel-disease-2003-2013
#11
Ahmir Ahmad, Anthony A Laverty, Chris Alexakis, Tom Cowling, Sonia Saxena, Azeem Majeed, Richard C G Pollok
Background and study aims: In the last decade, there have been major advances in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) management but their impact on hospital admissions requires evaluation. We aim to investigate nationwide trends in IBD surgical/medical elective and emergency admissions, including endoscopy and cytokine inhibitor infusions, between 2003 and 2013. Patients and methods: We used Hospital Episode Statistics and population data from the UK Office for National Statistics...
2018: BMJ Open Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29603881/decreased-risk-for-microscopic-colitis-and-inflammatory-bowel-disease-among-patients-with-reflux-disease
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Amnon Sonnenberg, Kevin O Turner, Robert M Genta
BACKGROUND: Previous studies found an increased risk for microscopic colitis (MC) associated with proton pump inhibitors. In patients with ulcerative colitis (UC) or Crohn's disease (CD), proton pump inhibitors have been associated with an increased risk for IBD flares and impaired outcomes. AIMS: To test the epidemiologic associations between gastrooesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and MC, UC or CD in a large database. METHOD: The Miraca Life Sciences Database is a national electronic repository of histopathological records of patients distributed throughout the entire US...
March 31, 2018: Colorectal Disease: the Official Journal of the Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29594172/endoscopic-surveillance-in-inflammatory-bowel-disease
#13
REVIEW
Martin Goetz
Introduction: Endoscopy is a key technique for the surveillance of patients with inflammatory bowel diseases (Crohn's disease (CD) and ulcerative colitis). Indication to perform endoscopy for surveillance includes assessment of response to therapy, postoperative surveillance, and surveillance for intraepithelial neoplasia. Methods: In addition to personal experience, a literature search was performed and the guidelines were consulted. Results and Conclusion: Endoscopy is the gold standard in the long-term assessment of mucosal healing and in the short-term control of response to intensified therapy...
February 2018: Visceral Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29588834/practical-guidance-on-the-use-of-faecal-calprotectin
#14
REVIEW
Matthew J Brookes, Simon Whitehead, Daniel R Gaya, Antony Barney Hawthorne
Differentiation between inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and functional gut disorders, and the determination of mucosal disease activity in established cases of IBD remain the cornerstones of disease diagnosis and management. Non-invasive, accurate biomarkers of gut inflammation are needed due to the variability of symptoms, the inaccuracies of currently available blood markers and the cost and invasive nature of endoscopy. Numerous biomarkers have been used and/or considered with some in current use. This article reviews the current evidence base around the indications for using biomarkers and their limitations, with a particular focus on faecal calprotectin...
April 2018: Frontline Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29577056/an-overt-obscure-gastrointestinal-bleed-caused-by-a-primary-small-bowel-fibroblastic-reticular-cell-sarcoma
#15
Stephanie L Gold, Shirley Cohen-Mekelburg, Russell Rosenblatt, Jose Jessurun, Reem Sharaiha, Karim Halazun, David Wan
Small bowel bleeding should be considered in patients who continue to bleed despite a negative upper endoscopy and colonoscopy. The differential diagnosis of small bowel bleeding can include infection, inflammatory conditions, vascular malformations, and, rarely, malignancy. This report demonstrates a rare, primary, small bowel, reticular cell sarcoma presenting as an overt gastrointestinal bleed. These tumors are difficult to diagnose because they are rarely seen on traditional cross-sectional imaging and can present with multiple synchronous lesions throughout the intestinal tract...
2018: ACG Case Reports Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29563760/colonic-lesion-characterization-in-inflammatory-bowel-disease-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#16
Richard Lord, Nicholas E Burr, Noor Mohammed, Venkataraman Subramanian
AIM: To perform a systematic review and meta-analysis for the diagnostic accuracy of in vivo lesion characterization in colonic inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), using optical imaging techniques, including virtual chromoendoscopy (VCE), dye-based chromoendoscopy (DBC), magnification endoscopy and confocal laser endomicroscopy (CLE). METHODS: We searched Medline, Embase and the Cochrane library. We performed a bivariate meta-analysis to calculate the pooled estimate sensitivities, specificities, positive and negative likelihood ratios (+LHR, -LHR), diagnostic odds ratios (DOR), and area under the SROC curve (AUSROC) for each technology group...
March 14, 2018: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29560646/esophageal-lesions-detected-during-small-bowel-capsule-endoscopy-incidence-diagnostic-and-therapeutic-impact
#17
J F Juanmartiñena Fernández, I Fernández-Urién Sainz, C Saldaña Dueñas, A Elosua González, M Montañés Guimera, B Zabalza Ollo, S Pardo González, J J Vila Costas
BACKGROUND: Nowadays, capsule endoscopy is the first-line procedure for the visualization of the small bowel. Although it was primarily designed with this goal, it may also identify other segments of the gastrointestinal tract. The aim of the current study is to evaluate the incidence of esophageal abnormalities detected in patients undergoing small bowel capsule endoscopy and its impact on patient management. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This study is a retrospective analysis of data from 2217 consecutive capsule endoscopy procedures performed at a single tertiary-care centre between January 2008 and February 2016...
October 2017: Acta Gastro-enterologica Belgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29549680/bowel-wall-thickening-inquire-or-not-inquire-our-guidelines
#18
D Iadicola, P De Marco, S Bonventre, E M Grutta, G Barletta, L Licari, G Gulotta
INTRODUCTION: Bowel wall thickening is not an uncommon finding among patient undergoing abdomen CT scan. It may be caused by neoplastic, inflammatory, infectious or ischaemic conditions but also be a normal variant. Although specific radiologic patterns may direct to a precise diagnosis, occasionally misidentification may occur. Thus, in the absence of guidelines, further and not always needed diagnostic procedures (colonoscopy, esophagogastroduodenoscopy or capsule endoscopy) are performed...
January 2018: Il Giornale di Chirurgia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29545852/positive-association-between-leptin-serum-levels-and-disease-activity-on-endoscopy-in-inflammatory-bowel-disease-a-case-control-study
#19
Fabiola Trejo-Vazquez, Idalia Garza-Veloz, Gabriela Alejandra Villela-Ramirez, Yolanda Ortiz-Castro, Panfilo Mauricio-Saucedo, Edith Cardenas-Vargas, Mariana Diaz-Baez, Miguel A Cid-Baez, Rodrigo Castañeda-Miranda, Jose Manuel Ortiz-Rodriguez, Luis Octavio Solis-Sanchez, Margarita L Martinez-Fierro
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) includes ulcerative colitis (UC), Crohn's disease (CD) and indeterminate colitis. As these subtypes of IBD display important differences in the behavior of the natural course of the disease, the identification of non-invasive markers for IBD is important. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the serum levels of 10 adipokines and their association with endoscopic activity in IBD. The 10-protein profile (C-peptide, ghrelin, gastric inhibitory polypeptide, glucagon-like peptide-1, glucagon, insulin, leptin, plasminogen activator inhibitor-1, resistin and visfatin) was evaluated using serum from 53 participants (23 UC and 11 CD patients, as well as 19 controls) from Zacatecas (Mexico) by using the Bio-Plex Pro Human Diabetes 10-Plex Panel (Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc...
April 2018: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29538683/a-randomized-double-blind-placebo-controlled-parallel-group-pilot-study-of-cannabidiol-rich-botanical-extract-in-the-symptomatic-treatment-of-ulcerative-colitis
#20
Peter M Irving, Tariq Iqbal, Chuka Nwokolo, Sreedhar Subramanian, Stuart Bloom, Neeraj Prasad, Ailsa Hart, Charles Murray, James O Lindsay, Adam Taylor, Rachel Barron, Stephen Wright
Background: Cannabidiol (CBD) exhibits anti-inflammatory properties that could improve disease activity in inflammatory bowel disease. This proof-of-concept study assessed efficacy, safety and tolerability of CBD-rich botanical extract in ulcerative colitis (UC) patients. Methods: Patients aged 18 years or older, with left-sided or extensive UC, Mayo scores of 4-10 (endoscopy scores ≥1), and on stable 5-aminosalicylic acid dosing, were randomized to 10-weeks' CBD-rich botanical extract or placebo capsules...
March 10, 2018: Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
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